News, Updates and Other Minutiae

As a lot of people have pics of things unrelated to ham radio on their websites, I thought I would add a couple of my own (Scroll down for site updates). Banjo, our Red Heeler/Koolie cross at 4 months old. Banjo at 4 months And at 12 months old (Feb 2016) enjoying his birthday breakfast treat of banana on toast. Banjo at 4 months

May 2017

New project added - my version of the X-Phase noise canceller. PCB available and a kit of parts to follow soon

27 December 2016

Another addition to the Gallery section. This time, fitting a DDS module to a Philips PM5326 RF Generator to cure a bad drift problem.

26 November 2016

Additional software for the Simple DDS VFO added. This enables the pushbutton on the encoder to change step size (step sizes 10kHz, 1kHz and 10Hz). See the notes in the Download section of the Simple DDS VFO page for more info.

20 November 2016

I have had some interesting conversations with homebrewers over the last few years relating to experiments/modifications of the works published on this website. One of the things on the 'list of things to do', was to publish some of their pics' etc on my website, so along that line, the first one, a filter/leveller for DDS modules from G3OAG, is now on my site. This one and all the others I have available to show, will be posted under the 'Gallery' menu. Now that things are starting to return to somewhat normal around here, I will endeavour to get the others up as quickly as possible (with apologies to those that have been waiting to see their work in lights).

F1ITU Simple DDS VFO Mods

Daniel F5ITU:- "I just finished the adaptation of your software to "Simple DDS VFO" for my personal use. It works well and I will soon install it on my "DC receiver". So, now I have a VFO (10Hz step) and which performs a 600 Hz shift when it receives a transmission command on GPIO-3. In addition, I added to the printed circuit, an amp to increase the output level so I can get the necessary 7dBm the SLB-1 RX." F1ITU DDS amp schematic F1ITU DDS pcb top F1ITU DDS pcb bottom Daniel kindly sent these images of the changes to the code, along with his actual ASM file as well as his Sprint layout file for his pcb. You can find them at the end of the page. Because the following images may be a little hard to read, I have put them in a zip file you can download, also at the bottom of the page. ASM code mods ASM code mods ASM code mods ASM code mods ASM code mods ASM code mods ASM code mods ASM code mods Daniels code file. PIC12F629-08.asm And his PCB layout. See the PCB Info page for information on using this file. DDS_Dan-1.lay6 The coding images from above. F5ITU.zip